First Communion Class will be offered in-person on Sunday, January 31st at 6pm for youth in 3rd grade and above. If you are uncomfortable attending class or you can’t make that day, please contact Pastor Brad at 715-702-2755 to schedule an individual class.
First Communion Sunday is Sunday, February 21st at 9am worship.
2020 Annual Meeting is on Sunday, February 7th, after the 9 am worship. It will be held in the parking lot. You can access the 2020 Annual Report with this link: 2020-ANNUAL-REPORT.pdf (trinityboyceville.com)
Wednesday worship moves to in person on February 3rd. It will continue to be live streamed as well at 6 pm.
Lent Worship begins on February 17th. Worship will move to 7 pm. There will NOT be any Lent meals.
2020 Giving Statements have been mailed to your house. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Nyhus.
2021 Offering Envelopes are available. You can pick them up on the table in the Narthex or have an usher grab them for you.
Volunteers needed to remove snow from the church sidewalks. A snowblower is provided by the church. Sign up sheet in the Narthex or follow the link below to sign up.
Don’t forget that you can support Trinity through the GivePlus app OR using the donate form on our website. Download the free app, search for Trinity Lutheran Boyceville, and go from there!
MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
I have a fascination with cooking shows. I love to watch the “Great British Baking Show,” “Top Chef,” “Chopped,” “Sugar Rush,” and more. Of course, as a man who loves to eat (I mean, look at my waistline. It’s obvious), I think the reason I love to watch these shows as I’m in awe of the artistry. I think it is crazy how people can take things, even random things, and in a time crunch make delicious food. My wife Amy can do this. She can take all sorts of things and make something delicious from it. I think I’m in awe of it because I can’t do things like that. I have to follow a recipe and I don’t have the confidence to toss things together to make something delicious. I think cooking is an art and since I’m not artist, I’m envious of those that have the vision and the ability to do amazing things with food.
I think of God as an artist. When we stare out at the creation, even here in the depths of winter, there is such beauty in the world. The way snow can glisten, the evergreen trees draped in snow, the colors of the sunrise and the sunset. Then you take a wider look at creation, the bright colors of animals and plants and the sheer variety of human beings and the beauty that is found within and without. You also look at all that humanity has created, from music to literature to art to the sheer scope of technology and more, and the artistry of God is evident. Throughout the world, there is art everywhere. There is beauty everywhere, beauty that moves us, inspires us, challenges us, and humbles us.
I may be humbled by the art created by the chefs I see on TV and the one that lives in my own house, but I’m also humbled every day by the beauty given and created by our God and God’s creations. But I’m also reminded that though I’m not a culinary artist, nor a fine artist, nor not much of an artist in almost any other sense other than being loud, because I’m created and loved by my God means that I bring some beauty into the world. And so do you. You are a work of art and a sign to the world of the majesty and creativity of our Creator God. You are a work of art that has been freed from sin and death through Jesus and through that freedom you bring your own art and creativity to bear.
Everywhere we look we see the artistry of God. And the first place we can see it is in ourselves. God has created you and you are God’s amazing work of art. The skills and talents you have, no matter what they are, brings beauty to the world. Take a moment today to remember that you are God’s wonderful creation and take a moment to appreciate not only the artistry of God that can be found all around you, but how you bring some of that artistry in the world. And then, if you would be so kind, watch a cooking show and bring me some delicious food! May the Lord bless you today and fill you with awe, wonder, and appreciation for the beauty that is you and is found all around you.